Knox Street Superintendent Jeff Borg reported to the Board of Public Works that they are active in eradicating mosquitoes but conditions have to be right to do so.
Borg explained that calm winds and clear nights are just right for spraying for mosquitoes. Regular spraying times have been hampered due to the weather this season, but crews are making efforts to rid the city of the pesky bugs. They are also applying larvicide to standing ponds, swamps and marsh areas as often as possible.
Are you ready for the snow? The Knox City Street Department is.
Street Superintendent Jeff Borg told the members of the Board of Works that there is a full stock of salt. He stated that last year, the department didn’t even use 80 percent of the salt due to the mild winter but they are close to that mark this year.
The city of Knox is getting ready for the 50/50 sidewalk replacement program.
This is a chance for residents to repair sidewalks at half the cost. If you have a troublesome area that would benefit from this program, Mayor Rick Chambers is accepting requests now from homeowners and business owners. The application deadline is Monday, April 15.